2019 iPhones May Include 18W Fast Charger and USB-C to Lightning Cable

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Japanese blog Mac Otakara posted a new report tonight which indicates that Apple will maintain the Lightning connector on the 2019 iPhones but may finally be including an 18W Fast Charger and USB-C to Lightning cable.

    The inclusion would represent an upgrade to the currently shipping 5W USB adapter. The 18W adapter allows fast charging with iPhone X charging from 1 percent to 79 percent in one hour.

    This rumor actually contradicts a previous report by the same site which expected Apple to retain the 5W adapter. Mac Otakara also reiterates Ming-Chi Kuo's claim that this year's iPhones will have the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.

    Article Link: 2019 iPhones May Include 18W Fast Charger and USB-C to Lightning Cable
  2. mgollaher92 macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2016
    Ah, the monthly Lightning / USB-C rumors. That time of the month already.
  3. Pepe4life macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2018
    I guess Tim Cook finally ran out of his stockpile of 5W chargers!
  4. fallsilent macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2011
  5. PFKMan23 macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2012
    I'll believe the 18W adapter when I see it. Especially if they're keeping lightning, it wouldn't surprise me to see the 5W again.
  6. 69Mustang macrumors 604


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    Plot twist: The iPhone XI once again includes the 5W charger and Apple allows customers to buy an 18W charger at full price.
  7. nekton1 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    It's gonna take more than that to goose sales in China where Huawei is eating Apple's breakfast, lunch, and dinner (84% market share drops to 56% in 1 year).
  8. Shamako macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2014
  9. Logic368 macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2011
    Is there anything preventing the next iPhones from adopting USB-C? If they think headphone ports should be obsolete, they should consider making the lightning port obsolete as well. It just doesn't make sense to have more than one type of port on any device, ever. Also, when it comes to headphones, if they think people should adopt wireless headphones, they should make a pair that prioritizes sound quality above all, none of this Beats crap.
  10. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  11. Superhappytree macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2015
    Didn’t Kuo recently state that it wouldn’t be getting neither fast charging nor USB-C? I guess the flip-flopping from now until September begins.
  12. Pakaku, Mar 22, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019

    Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    Apple owns Lightning, and can sell more adapters.

    The only reason the iPad Pro got a usb port is because selling an iPad with Lightning and attempting to call it a computer would be false advertising. iPhones are not computers, so it's just silly by Apple logic to bring it down to a regular standard that would make everyone else's lives easier
  13. martyjmclean macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    AirPods just got Lightning, but they wouldn’t get USB C before iPhone, but ALSO I wouldn’t put it past Apple to make them different so you have to use different cables + bricks. Or buy AirPower.
  14. GuruZac macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2015
    Would be a really welcome addition in the box.
  15. MoreRumors? macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2018
    I would be surprised if they did include a fast charger this year.
  16. iSayuSay, Mar 22, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019

    iSayuSay macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2011
    WHY just WHYYYY Apple is fragmenting so much of its products? Why clinging on to Lightning if iPad Pro was getting a USB-C anyway?

    Latest iPad Pro isn't that much different from 10.5" I bought in 2017. It is shinier, faster, and less bezels sure. But it isn't much more pro than then one I already have. My iPad also has the same 8000mAh battery even though it's still Lighning port. Power sharing can also be done via Lightning, if Apple allows it to. This lineups are confusing for most. Travellers must deal with USB-A, USB-C, Lightning cables and their combos in between, because of this fragmentation, WHYYYY???

    Please don't become the Android manufacturers we desperately try to avoid. Consolidate and think hard, what do you want Apple? Sticking with Lightning, or moving on to USB-C? Pick a side already!!
  17. Naraxus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2016
    If it was a true upgrade it would have a headphone jack....
  18. tridley68 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2014
    This would be really sweet but I will believe it when I see it
  19. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
  20. aaronhead14, Mar 22, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019

    aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2009
    Umm, 2019 iPhones had better include a USB-C to USB-C cable. Because 2019 iPhones should have USB-C. Lightning is inconvenient, antiquated, and has got to go!
  21. AppleFan91 macrumors 68000


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    It should have both. But NEEDS to have one. It’s 2019.
  22. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Most likely scenario.

    And then in 2020 ...
    2020 iPhones May Include 18W Fast Charger and USB-C to Lightning Cable
  23. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    It shouldn't be news because Apple should have gone to 18W chargers with the iPhone 8 / iPhone X, much less the XS / XR.
  24. partsofspeech macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2018
    Recent Apple innovations: 8th gen CPU for iMac, walt boost for phone, something not sure what for earphones, smaller screen for tablet. Anything else?
  25. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    Switching iphones to USB-C would be tragic in a world full of USB-A charging ports, cables and accessories. I don’t want to have to replace a dozen Lightning cables and accessories when I don’t even own one USB-C device. The vast majority of Apple customers own Lightning and USB-A products. USB-C only applies to a small minority of Apple customers worldwide. When I finally upgrade my iPhone it will be to Qi charging which is available at far more locations than USB-C

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